Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 252,923
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $136.11 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 $2.5 MS obverse 1850 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After the California Gold Rush began in 1848, the amounts of gold making their way to the Philadelphia Mint increased dramatically. While that institution produced more than 23,000 quarter eagles in 1849, in 1850 it increased the amount more than tenfold. Despite the high mintage for the era of more than a quarter of a million pieces, the 1850 issue is quite elusive in the higher reaches of Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/3/2015

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1850 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 380 425 450 500 550 640 1400 2000 3600 7800 33000 - - - - -
$ - - - 570 700 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 465
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3121 $3,105.00
10/25/2004 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #17, 21/Lot# 350 $517.50
4/12/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3047, 3047/Lot# 1257 $511.00
2/5/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131207/Lot# 20625 $345.00
6/23/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 120363 $429.00
9/7/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 197732 $525.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15747 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477563787974117712961459155817992268305741416491955914285216452252923440
3523824154515056378491041121613501492163819552531341849247513111341673821939228320
000000849104112161350149216381955253134184924751311134167382193900
000000911110912561404152517182111279437795707853612709191912223400
1850 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009051217139116181753190327213167462382548689914196101009610601
5465886367308528969011009127514661663180321752869365258338399883992979772102640
000000901100912751466166318032175286936525833839988399297977200
000000903111313331542170818532448301841377043854489909453993400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1799
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1459
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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